Today's Sports

  • County teams set to kick off...

    All four Lancaster County high school football teams will start practice Friday in preparation for their 2019 season openers on Aug. 23.
    S.C. High School League rules restrict player contact on the first two days of practice, with drills limited to helmets, cleats, shorts and shirts.
    Teams add shoulder pads to practice sessions beginning Aug. 5, with full contact drills set for Aug. 7. The first preseason scrimmages are Aug. 8.

  • Putting pivotal for team’s WEC...

    A productive short game proved to be pivotal for the winning team Friday afternoon in the13th annual Women’s Enrichment Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The winning foursome – Andy Caudill, Miller Deaton, Mac Moody and Mark Harris – converted key putts to card a 16-under 56 to top the 13-team field.
    “We made our share of long putts,” said Caudill, as he finished up lunch provided by 521 BBQ at the awards ceremony in the LGC clubhouse.

  • Artie Brownell ends win drought...

    A name synonymous with Carolinas dirt racing returned to victory lane Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway after a much-too-long absence.
    Artie Brownell, who dominated at the half-mile dirt track in the early 90s, nabbed the Super Stock division checkers for his first win of the 2019 season and first win in a number of years.
    A second-generation driver, Artie Brownell is the son of LMS legend Carol Brownell, a 2005 speedway hall of fame inductee.

  • Annual Bear Hug Brawl set for...

    The eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl, the annual junior varsity football jamboree, is Aug. 22 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.
    Teams competing include junior varsity football squads from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools.
    Tickets are $5 prior to the day of the jamboree, or $6 at the gate. Students age 12 and under get in free.

  • Vols to host Kickoff Classic

    The 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic will take center stage at Andrew Jackson High School on Aug. 17 – a Saturday.
    The annual prep football jamboree, which features all four county high schools against teams from outside the county, will launch play at 6 p.m.
    Each team will play an hour.
    Indian Land will begin play as the Warriors face Monroe (N.C.) High School in the opening quarter at 6 p.m.
    Lancaster, which hosted the 2018 jamboree, will follow with a clash with West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars eliminated

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U all-stars fell short in their quest to bring home a state baseball championship earlier this week.
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U stars, which went 1-2 in the double-elimination state tournament, saw their playoff hopes end with a 7-6 loss to Seneca on Monday at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton.
    Lancaster, the District 10 champion with a sweep of host Lewisville, opened with a 13-1 win over Lexington on Saturday, but then fell to Sumter, 12-0 on Sunday.
    Lancaster, in an elimination game, lost to Seneca in the one-run decision.

  • Darlings stars Bama-bound

    Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars coach Dillon Hydrick isn’t sure where his team will finish in its splendid season, but he was certain about one fact late Thursday afternoon.
    “These girls are having a ball, enjoying all the attention,” he said just before boarding the team bus for the Main Street send-off for his state champion team headed to the Darlings World Series in Eufaula, Ala.


    Two Lancaster County youth soccer players are sporting national champion medals this week.
    Carter Nunnery and Tyler Trimnal, Andrew Jackson High School sophomores, are members of the 15U Carolina Elite Global Premier Soccer team, which won the US Club Soccer national championship in Denver on Tuesday.
    The Carolina Elite beat the Eclipse Select 04 of Illinois, which won the Midwest Regional title to qualify for the national tournament in Denver.

  • Speedway honors Huey Knight with...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to honor one of the most legendary figures to ever grace its historical half-mile dirt race track.
    The Huey Knight Memorial Race, set for Aug. 3, will honor the late great Huey Knight, one of the most famous and legendary men of Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Knight has roots at the track going back to its early days some 65 years ago.
    If there was ever a Mount Rushmore created of LMS legends, you can bet Huey Knight would be there.

  • IL’s Boulware S.C. Wrestling...

    Indian Land High School state champion wrestling coach Leon Boulware will be honored among the state prep coaching elite Sunday night, July 29.
    Boulware, who guided the ILHS Warriors to the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling championship, will be honored as the 2018-19 Wrestling Coach of the Year by the S.C. Coaches Association.